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HMS Anguilla (K 500)
ex-Machias (PF 72)

PF-72 served only in the Royal Navy.

Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate/British Colony Class Frigate:

  • (MC Type T. S2-S2-AQ1) Originally authorized as Patrol Gunboat, PG-180
  • Reclassified as a Patrol Frigate, PF-72, 15 April 1943
  • Laid down 1 April 1943 under a Maritime Commission contract at Welsh-Kaiser Co., Inc., Providence, RI
  • Named Machias 5 May 1943
  • Designated for transfer to the Royal Navy under the Lend-Lease Program 10 June 1943
  • The name Machias was canceled 11 June 1943 and reassigned to Patrol Frigate PF-53
  • Renamed Hallowell by the Royal Navy
  • Launched 14 July 1943
  • Transferred to the Royal Navy and commissioned HMS Anguilla (K 500), 15 October 1943
  • Returned to U.S. custody 3 May 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register and sold 13 June 1947 to Pro-Industry Products of New York, NY
  • Resold in July 1947 to Sociedad de Navigacion Levante, S.A., of Panama for scrapping.


  • Displacement 1,430 t.
  • Length 303' 11" (oa)
  • Beam 37' 6"
  • Draft 13' 8"
  • Speed 20 kts.
  • Complement 190
  • Armament: Three 3"/50 dual purpose gun mounts, two twin 40mm gun mounts , nine 20mm guns, one Hedgehog depth charge projector; eight Y-gun depth charge projectors and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Three boilers, to 5,500 iHP turbines, two shafts.
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    Hallowell 61k

    Anguilla is a British overseas territory in the Caribbean. It is one of the most northerly of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles, lying east of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and directly north of Saint Martin. The territory consists of the main island of Anguilla, approximately 16 miles (26 kilometers) long by 3 miles (5 km) wide at its widest point, together with a number of much smaller islands and cays with no permanent population. The territory's capital is The Valley

    Tommy Trampp
    Hallowell 70k Imperial War Museum photo from Allied Escort Ships of World War II by Peter Elliott Krlicbegovic Edib
    Bosnia & Hercegovina
    Hallowell 95k c. 1944
    Imperial War Museum photo from "The World Encyclopedia of Destroyers and Frigates" by Bernard Ireland
    Robert Hurst

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